Crashes At Intersections

Entering an intersection without abiding by traffic laws can be incredibly dangerous and result in a tragic motorcycle accident. The majority of intersection accidents are caused by either an illegal maneuver or distracted driving. When you are the victim of an intersection accident, you may experience more severe injuries than those in a typical motorcycle accident. This is because intersection accidents can result in serious bike crashes. 

If you are struggling with expensive medical bills or unable to perform normal tasks because of your injuries, you could be entitled to compensation. Speak to an intersection crash attorney to discover how much you could receive in damages. They will speak with the insurance company on your behalf, so you are not burdened with negotiating for your settlement. Our attorneys will work tirelessly to represent you and protect you from receiving insufficient compensation. For a free consultation, call Hipskind & Mcaninch Attorneys now. 

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How Motorcycle Crashes Occur At Intersections

Intersection crashes can happen for a variety of reasons. However, many of these accidents can be attributed to driver error. For example, drivers may be distracted by texting or talking on the phone. Sometimes drivers are speeding or driving recklessly. In other cases, a driver may be under the influence of alcohol. This can result in poor decision-making while driving, causing a driver to get into an intersection accident. Intersection crashes often happen in the following ways:

Left Turn Accidents

This can happen if a driver turns left during a green light but does not notice an oncoming motorcycle. They may be speeding during a yellow signal and fail to safely cross the intersection, resulting in them running a red light and hitting a motorcyclist. Around 22% of intersection accidents are caused by a vehicle attempting to turn left. 

Crossing Over Accidents

When a driver is driving straight, it is also possible for an intersection accident to occur. For example, if you are attempting to travel straight through an intersection and the other driver fails to yield, this can result in a motorcycle collision. This also occurs at stop signs when an impatient driver does not wait their turn. 

T-Bone Accidents

Intersection accidents can cause T-bone accidents, which often result in catastrophic injuries. This commonly happens when a car runs a red light and fails to give oncoming traffic the right of way. 

Right Turn Accidents

When a driver turns right, they must be sure they have the right of way. In the state of Illinois, it is legal to turn right on red. If the light is green and a driver is turning right, they must pay attention to motorcyclists who are also turning right. The motorcycle could be in the driver’s blind spot, resulting in a collision if the driver doesn’t check if there’s a motorcycle nearby. 

Determining Fault

The best way to determine fault is by talking to an intersection crash attorney. Using their experience, they can provide information on whether or not you are completely or partially liable for your damages. Due to their knowledge of traffic law, they will be able to explain ways the laws were violated. They can also investigate and analyze your claim to discover if there is enough evidence to hold the other party liable. 

When You Are Partially At Fault

If you are partially at fault, you may still receive compensation for a percentage of the damages. The compensation will be reduced by your percentage of fault, so if it is decided that you are 25% responsible for the accident, you will receive 75% of the total compensation.

Find Out What You Are Owed In Compensation From Your Attorney

Our dedicated attorneys can review your intersection crash and discover how much your settlement is worth. They can provide insight into what type of damages you can claim. We will work to find evidence to support your claim so that you can receive fair compensation. Get a free consultation today and speak to our proven attorneys at Hipskind & Mcaninch Attorneys to find out more information.